Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cardigan Restyle

When my Big Sister moved to London she left some clothes, a bed and a jewellery box in my possession for safe keeping. The bed I have since given birth on (and apparently she doesn't want it back now??), the jewellery box is away in a hidey hole and the clothes have long been worn. 5 years is a really long time in the fashion world.

I kept this sweater of hers and actually wore it a few times, but most of the time it sat in my sewing box haunting me. I loved the colour, a bright pink, but the shape and style really didn't suit my figure (too much hip hugging going on).

A few weekends ago on a Saturday night at 11.30pm I received the sudden inspiration to chop it up and use it as a cardi (I always thought I would turn it into a cushion).

I added strips of fun cotton fabric to the insides to give the knit strength and I love it! Perfect "maternity" accessory, I was going to put buttons on the top but as it turns out with my growing figure I can't even close it! Whoopsies.

Big Sister, hope you dont mind :) (seriously?)


You may remember this skirt from that time I told you I made a skirt
Bump was 21 weeks here :) (any girly name suggestions??)
Linking in with Show and Tell


  1. Nice restyle job - well done :)

  2. Great job Sophie! Ad it will last well post baby too now!

  3. It's lovely! I really like the print on the inside - GREAT idea! Girl names: I love the name Ruby (it's been vetoed by my man so it's not on our list or maybes), and also really like Anthea, Anya and Imogen.

  4. Way to go Sophie!!! It looks great on you!

  5. Looks great. I like the inside detail. Cx

  6. cute! I have a massive list of girly name suggestions I'll lay them on you next time I see you xx

  7. Love that cardi and adding bright fabric just makes it more unique! It suits you and that skirt is wonderful, well done!

  8. Great idea Sophie and look at that cute bump-aroo. :)

  9. That is a brilliant upstyle, you can hardly tell that it was once a for girl names I was always partial to Olivia and Eva :) x


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